Virginia Satir_The_Lost_Boy

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This session. Recorded in 1984 by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and digitally remastered in 2007, features Virginia Satir conducting a live, unedited therapy session with a family. The featured family is a large, intact family with ten children whose presenting problem is the grief following the loss of one of their children who is still missing a year after his abduction. In this session, the family is emotionally and physically engaged through use of stairs, touch, and positioning to reflect the mourning, interesting rivalry, and distancing of the father. Excellent demonstration of Satir’s open, directive, and spatial style.


  • MFT
  • Virginia Satir